In this Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 traditional Russian wooden dolls called Matryoshka depicting US President Donald Trump, centre left and Russian President Vladimir Putin are displayed for sale at a souvenir street shop in St.Petersburg, Russia.The Kremlin refrained from comment Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 on the appointment of the new U.S. national security adviser Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, but one lawmaker said he was likely to take a hawkish stance toward Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

Alternate Facts: Majority of Democrats Actually Believe Russia Manipulated Vote Totals

Members of the mainstream media have been chirping incessantly about Russia “hacking” the Presidential election. Nobody actually thinks that the Russians hacked voting machines though, right?. That was merely a fundraising gimmick by Jill Stein and the Green Party. Democrats lined up for miles to get fleeced by Stein, only to find out after official investigations that the vote totals were in fact legitimate. Now the question remains, did the Russians hack the DNC, and was there collusion with the Trump campaign? Apparently Democrats don’t understand the issue at hand, as a recent survey found that a majority of Democrats actually believe Russia manipulated the official vote totals to help Donald Trump win.

It looks like the media’s overuse of the phrase “Russia hacked the 2016 election” has taken a real toll on our left-leaning friends.  A recent YouGov survey asked whether it’s true of false that “Russia tampered with vote tallies in order to get Donald Trump election President.”  Turns out, 32 percent of Dems say it’s “probably true” and 23 percent say it’s “definitely true.”

This really is mind-boggling. If Russia has the ability to manipulate vote totals, something that apparently can’t be uncovered by an official investigation, maybe they should’ve given Trump a few million more votes in California and New York. Why let Hillary win the popular vote? Besides being totally debunked by official recounts, this theory doesn’t even meet the common sense test.

Leftists like to toss around the term “ignorant” to describe anyone who has differing philosophical world views. This, however, is an actual example of Democratic voters being completely ignorant of the facts. There is no difference of philosophy or world views here, it is pure ignorance. Democrats have already cost themselves millions of dollars to the Green Party because they are poor losers. Their ignorance could damage the party even farther.

Democratic voters feel disenfranchised by the rigged primary in 2016, and now a majority of Democrats feel our democratic process is illegitimate. Russia, not the American people, will determine the outcome of our elections. If the party is going to ignore you vote, and Russia is going to change your vote, why vote? In a time where the Green Party could begin to siphon votes away from Democrats, it’s going to be harder and harder for the party to get Democrats out to vote. Donald Trump may be having a hard time right now, but Democrats won’t be able to capitalize if they can’t get their act together.


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Sam Thomas

Sam is a youth minister, writer, political activist, and an avid fly fisherman. He coaches debate at Clark Atlanta University where he was named the 2016-17 Georgia Parliamentary Debate Coach of the Year.

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